Real Madrid have told Luka Modric terms of contract extension. national team retirement
Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 8th (Korean time), “Real told Modric that if he wants to stay at the club, he must retire from the national team. This is a non-negotiable condition.”
At the age of 37, Modrić has played in a total of four World Cups so far. Modrić represented Croatia at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (which failed to qualify for the 2010 finals in South Africa). However, they were eliminated in the group stage in both competitions, swallowing their regrets.
As such, Croatia was not a team classified as a football powerhouse. But at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they made history. Croatia became a team centered on Modric and advanced to the final. Unfortunately, they lost to France and took second place, but no one disparaged Croatia’s performance.
Even ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, I did not have high expectations. Modric’s age has already reached the age of 37, and there is no player who stands out more than he did four years ago. However, Modric still showed the same class and led the team to the semifinals.
Truly, he showed the image of a soccer guru. Modric formed a midfield with Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic, and showed near-perfect performance in every game. He showed his best performance in all aspects, including passing in the right place at the right time, as well as depressing, attacking, and participating in the defense. Although they failed to advance to the final, Croatia once again showed that they are still a strong team. 스포츠토토
However, it is possible that the last World Cup in Qatar was Modric’s last dance. It is true that it is honestly difficult for the 37-year-old Modric to look forward to the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America four years from now. Even in the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024, Modric is 39 years old.
Real Madrid want Modric to retire from the national team. The media said, “Coach Carlo Ancelotti was convinced that Modric would retire after the World Cup. It is known that he received an ultimatum to do it.”